COMM Majors - Class of 2011
Meghan Calvagna - Discovery Center Museum---711 N. Main St—Rockford,IL---61103 , IL. Summer 2010.
Jim Fry- Legislative Intern, Illinois State Representative Donald L. Moffitt's (R-Gilson) Office, 64 South Prairie Street #5 Galesburg, IL 61401. Summer 2010.
Derek Keist - Journalism Internship, Daily Leader, 318 N. Main Street, Pontiac, IL 61764. Summer 2010.
For my internship, I was given story assignments and then I set up interviews to write my articles. I also watched and learned how to paginate pages, prepare photos, and meet deadlines. Throughout my internship, I became better at interviewing people and quickly putting together stories. The stories I was assigned varied from sitting in on city council meetings to going out and interviewing members of the Wall Dogs, which is a traveling group of artists. I learned how some articles involve more listening to meetings, while others involve digging and hunting for interviews. By the end of the internship, I feel I now have a better idea of the life of a journalist.
Brittany Landon. -
Knox County Teen Court, Galesburg, IL. Spring
and Summer 2010.
Brittany Landon. - Knox County Teen Court, Galesburg, IL. Spring and Summer 2010.
I conducted my internship with Knox County Teen Court. This program gives teens in Knox County who have committed a misdemeanor offense, a second chance. If the teen pleads guilty, he or she can attend a teen court trial instead of Juvenal Court. At a teen court trial the teen will be judged and sentence to community service by a jury of his or her peers. Everyone involved in the trial, besides the judge and case worker, are local teen volunteers. I had been active with Teen Court since I was in junior high school, so when the opportunity for internship arose I was very excited. The hours were very flexible. I can into the office during the afternoon, when I was out of class. I also was often able to work at home. During this internship I completed many tasks. I did a lot of office work, filing, mailings, and taking, or making phone calls. But I was also able to attend and help on court nights as well as do some recruiting for volunteers. I am most proud or my attorney training program. The majority of my internship was developing and conducting an attorney training program for volunteer attorneys.
Samantha Latora. -
I Do Events
Intern, Washington, IL. Summer
This summer I interned at a company called I Do Events. I Do Events rents out chair covers and linens for wedding receptions, anniversary parties, and corporate events. I felt that this internship really helped me by teaching me the ins and outs of weddings. I have learned small details that are important to know when planning events. This internship also helped me to network and meet people in the Peoria area that are involved in the planning of weddings and events.
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(while on the ACM India Study Abroad Program).
(while on the ACM India Study Abroad Program).
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- Activities Staff seasonal personnel at Philmont Scout
Ranch, 47 Caballo Road, Cimarron New Mexico, 87714.
I worked as a staff member and audiovisual technician for the
Activities department at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New
Mexico. Philmont is situated in the middle of the old wild west,
lying on over 137,000 acres of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern
New Mexico. The ranch
was formerly owned by Waite Phillips, the oil baron who started
Phillips 66 but he decided to donate most of that land to the Boy
Scouts of America. Philmont is now home to the 25,000 scouts who
come there every summer to hike out the terrain on 10 day
expeditions through the wilderness of this premiere high adventure
base. My responsibilities consisted of checking people in and out of
the Welcome Center, running AV (audio visual) for both campfires as
well as other special events, and managing activities for the staff.
My favorite part of the job was running AV equipment or checking in
crews and getting to meet people from as far away as Alaska and
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Michelle Nutting - KTVI/KPLR-TV St. Louis, Missouri. Summer 2010
For my internship at KTVI/KPLR-TV I was required to do a number of things that helped me gain more knowledge on the field of broadcast journalism. I worked on the web, updating videos and photos to Facebook, as well as other duties like responding to viewer e-mails, updating Twitter, and loading stories to the new website that I helped launch called “My Neighborhoods.” The best part about being an intern for the web was being able to write stories for the station’s website. I would take packages that reporters or anchors have put into the system and make them “web-ready.” This was the best part because I got to improve my writing skills as well as see my work in action. Viewers could comment on these stories and it was always reassuring to see positive thoughts. I also had the opportunity as an intern to work special events. I helped with the American Idol Auditions and the America’s Next Top Model Auditions in St. Louis. I also got to cover two major movie premieres that took place in St. Louis; Charlie St. Cloud staring Zac Efron and The Other Guys staring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. My favorite part about the internship at this station was being able to go out with the reporters a few times. It is an all-day process and I really learned more about the business. Going out with the reporters includes going to the editorial meetings, finding a reporter who is willing to take you out with them, and observing them all day and be ready if they need you. I learned a lot about live shots, b-roll, editing, pretty much everything that a reporter and a photographer does on a “typical day,” which I learned aren’t so common in the world of journalism
Brittney Parker - Public Relations and Community Relations Intern, Rockford Foresters (minor league baseball team), Rockford, Illinois, Summer 2010.
As a public relations and community relations intern, I was responsible for updating the team’s website on a daily basis. Typical daily updates included adding and updating player profiles and pictures, uploading game-day pictures, creating game day stories, as well as writing articles telling the public of front office work. Immediately following all games, I reported all scores to local media stations via telephone communication. I also created all the stories in game-day program. This internship not only taught me a lot about public relations within the sports world, but also community relations with season ticket holders and fans. It also gave me the opportunity to create networking opportunities with co-workers and season ticket holders.
Sybille Rizzolli - Electronic Media Intern. BMW. Munich, Germany. May 2010 – August 2010.
This internship gave me the opportunity to work for a very well-known international company. The department I worked for produced the TV footage material for journalists and other sources of interest. It was a great experience to work for BMW and to see how a cooperation functions and how it differs from other smaller companies I have worked for. I learned a lot about brand building and how much work it is to keep the brand image. I was also able to lead and accompany many different shootings where I met German politicians and among other people also Katy Perry.
Emilee Wilde - "Street Team" Intern, Quad City River Bandits (minor league baseball), Davenport, Iowa Summer 2010
As a "street team" intern, I was responsible for randomly choosing the particiapants for the on-field performances during the game, as well as player and mascot appearances throught the Quad Cities area. We were in charge of birthdays at the ballpark, helping schedule the other "street team" interns for the promotions they were responsible for during the game, and stand at the US Bank conceirge desk to answer questions and direction fans to the proper areas. We also had the amazing job of making sure the fans had the best experience at the stadium by dancing on the dugouts and taking Rascal, the mascot, around so both kids and adults alike could get their pictures and autographs with him. This internship was wonderful since we didn't do the same events everyday, and you always knew you would learn something new as soon as you walked in the office doors.